Nurses have been hailed as "heroes" by politicians, media, and the public for their unwavering commitment to providing frontline care to COVID-19 patients, despite exposure risks and limited resources. The global impact of COVID-19 persists, with nurses sharing their personal stories to shed light on the pandemic's effects. Those in critical care settings have witnessed rapid changes due to the virus. High exposure to infectious diseases is a concern for nurses. Amid a worldwide shortage of personal protective equipment (PPE), innovative methods have been employed to conserve and reuse PPE. The constant pressure to ensure safe, high-quality care has led to moral distress among many nurses. Additionally, nurses have grappled with the emotional task of facilitating communication barriers between COVID-19 patients and their families during end-of-life situations.